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CNN Evening News for Friday, Jul 21, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A "Washington Post" story that Attorney General Jeff Sessions discussed campaign matters with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak introduced. [Jan. 10, March 2, June 13, SESSIONS - says he did not communicate with the Russians about the Trump campaign.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with "Washington Post" reporter Adam Entous about Sessions & the Russians. [ENTOUS - says we learned this from Kislyak's accounts sent back to Russia about his two contacts {in April & July, 2016} with Sessions & that the Trump campaign was discussed, what Kislyak's motivations could have been.] Other material: a statement from Justice Department spokesman Sarah Flores about this intelligence intercept defending Sessions' prior statements quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Carl Bernstein, Dana Bash, David Axelrod, John Dean & Matthew Whitaker about the latest Russian story. [AXELROD, BASH, BERNSTEIN, WHITAKER, DEAN - offer views on how this affects Sessions, who is already in trouble with Trump, the need for a full explanation from Sessions, the move of the Russia investigation closer to Trump, what Sessions & Trump said about Russia, the question of whether Sessions will stay at the Justice Department, the timing of this leak, how Sessions wants the job, Trump's desire to get rid of special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller to get this investigation ended.] Other material: [In interview, Representative Eric SWALWELL - says we cannot trust Sessions' words about Russia & his participation in the firing of FBI director James Comey, so he should step down, how Sessions should be confronted by Congress for a third time, how out democracy has been undermined by a foreign power.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Aspen: Evan Perez) Whether Sessions would stay on the job, a scenario of firing the A.G. while Congress is not in session, how a new A.G. would then oversee Mueller discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Perez, Evan

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